February Favourites


This month I spent most of my time locked up inside, which I didn't really mind to be honest. It probably shows through my favourites with the lack of beauty products and with the fact that I actually read a book (which I want to start doing way more often). I'm slightly in shock that February is already over, but not gonna lie, I'm quite happy about it - I'm in desperate need for summer to start! Anyway, let's get started...


My favourite product this month has been one that I'm sure everyone has already heard of before, but I've never actually got around to trying it. It is the NARS Illuminator and I got mine in the shade Copacabana. I've had my eye on this for such a long time but it is quite pricey so I always kept back from buying it. However, this month my beloved NARS foundation finished and I desperately needed to purchase a new one. There is nowhere in my country which sells NARS products so I had to use the online store, and I was going to end up paying a ridiculous price for shipping unless I spent more money on products; so I took the opportunity and finally got my hands on the illuminator. I love the fact that it is a liquid product as it gives my face a very healthy glow. I do think that it is worth the money, especially since you can use such little product and the effect will still be amazing. I found that it is very long lasting, it was still perfectly visible on my face after a night out clubbing so that's obviously amazing. There are a few other shades but I think that this shade suits my skin tone the most and it is my preferred shade for highlighters too. I just love this product to bits and to be honest, I just cannot wait to use it in summer!


Without a doubt my favourite youtuber this month has been Sophie Foster. I actually discovered her videos this month because Eve Bennett mentioned her eyeliner skills and I had never heard of her before, so I decided to go check out her videos. I find it fairly hard to find new youtubers who I love and would actually keep watching, but I instantly loved Sophie's videos and knew that I would become a very loyal subscriber haha. I think it's mostly because she likes many of the same things that I do, whether it's music, clothes, series, movies, and just most things to be honest (mainly 5sos - that kind of won me over). I especially love her makeup videos; her makeup always looks flawless, and Eve was right when she spoke about her amazing eyeliner skills haha. Overall she just seems like a very sweet girl and I just really enjoy watching her videos. So if you haven't heard of her before, I suggest that you go check her out :)


Being an English student at University means that I have to read a wide range of books, some of which are more interesting than others. This semester I have a study unit called 'Children's Literature' and one of the reading requirements was the book Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman. I had never actually heard of this book before, but our lecturer read a part of it to us in class and I immediately wanted to read it. It is basically set in a dystopian world, where dark-skinned people have authority and light-skinned people used to be slaves. It focuses on a boy and a girl of different skin colours, and the struggles that they have to face because of this society they live in. I am a sucker for a good love story, but this isn't just any other romance novel. It really makes you imagine what things were like in the past, and it personally made me quite emotional to think that there were people who actually had to go through such horrible things which are portrayed in the book. It is actually a children's bestseller, which I find a bit strange considering the fact that it is quite an intense book. However, the language used is not difficult and it is quite an easy-read. I would 100% recommend this book because it is definitely one of the best books I have read in a while.

TV Show:

On a lighter note, my favourite TV series this month has been a show called Younger. I actually watched the first season of this last year and I was obsessed (I may or may not have watched the whole season in one day). This year, the second season started and it is one of the episodes I look forward to the most every week, and I watch a lot of series. It is basically about a 40 year old woman who pretends to be 26 years old, and it is just so good and so funny. All the actors in it are amazing, including Nico Tortorella who is quite gorgeous, and there's Hillary Duff too! Definitely one of my favourite shows of all time which is a big statement for me! 


On one of my many Friday nights spent inside this month, one of the movies I watched was About Time. I had been wanting to watch it for ages cause one of my friends had absolutely loved it, and I finally got a big mug of hot chocolate, got in bed and put on the movie. The main actors in it are Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams (who I absolutely love). It is about a man who can travel back in time, which comes with certain consequences, and basically just about his whole life. I cried and I laughed and overall it's just a very sweet film with a great message behind it. 


Strangely enough this month there has not been one particular artist or album that I have been loving. I found that I listened to a very wide variation of music depending on my mood, mostly being 5sos, Troye, Halsey and PATD. I have actually made a Spotify playlist called 'February Favourites' which you can find here. It is a playlist full of what I've been listening to recently and includes my favourite songs of the month. I might start doing this every month (if I remember) cause I have actually found it quite convenient!


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  1. I really want to try the Nars Illuminator, I am such a sucker for highlighters! I read the Noughts and Crosses series back in my first year of high school and remember loving it!


    1. It's so beautiful, best decision I've made all month haha! I haven't read the rest of the books yet but I'm definitely gonna do so soon, they're too good!